Love Is

Love is understanding, respect, sacrifice, and seeing the world from someone else’s eyes.

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For the Love of Reading

By Norah Colvin A love of reading is caught not taught and is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give a child. Why is reading so important? We live in a print-rich environment, and are confronted by print in some form at almost every waking moment. It might, therefore, seem unnecessary to state […]

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It’s Okay to Feel Those Feels (and Admit You Feel Them) #BroTalk

A few months back I sat down to watch a couple episodes of Amazon’s Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street and ended up binging the entire series by Monday night. Why, you might ask, am I telling you about one of the best shows ever? No, this isn’t a review – I wrote one of […]

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Wedding at Haystack Rock

by Leah Mueller Evening ceremony, pebble sand inauspiciously littered with the bodies of dead seagulls. You in billowing shirt and black pants: me in pink lace dress, both velvet. In the distance kids play in the sand with long sticks. You are not their father, any more than I had one. Husband you understand, not […]

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The Spike 0.3_unrequited

By LR Fletcher Sophie hesitates just inside the bar’s entrance, unsure how she’ll recognise her date. She hasn’t seen Ashton since they were eight, and his Facebook profile photo was less than helpful – she couldn’t even tell which of the three awkwardly-posing graduates was him. But, going on what her mum said, he should […]

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To Russia, With Love: Single Malt Haikus

The Inner Musings of Steve Bannon   By James W. Gaynor   In fourth grade no one Would sit next to me at lunch. Not a lot has changed.   According to Vlad Bloody Marys require Fresh human plasma.   POTUS is nuts and Armageddon is taking More time than I thought.   Nobody knows […]

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Love Has Many Depths

I think I understand a bit more about love than I did 25 years ago. At first, for me, I loved my Mum; she provided for me, gave me kisses when I needed attention and was there for me always. I didn’t know that it was love, but she was the only constant I had […]

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Expanding Our Love Definitions

Does heartbreak and loss make you think you will never love again or does it propel you right back into the game? We are taught that love looks a certain way, that we can only have one “great” love, one soulmate, that romantic-sexual love “completes” us, and that we must obtain it by any means […]

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High-Heeled Haikus

By James W. Gaynor The Inner Musings of Ivanka™, Melania™, and Tiffany™ Trump™ Valentine’s Day chezTrump, like any typical American mega-brand / conglomerate / family has its particular winding search for love, its own silences and unspoken pain.  And possibly some chocolate. In the Land of Trump, love may be blind, but trusts are not. […]

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Love Languages? Screw It.

Youse all know about Love Languages, right? According to Wikipedia, The Five Love Languages is a book by Gary Chapman, outlining the five universal ways that people give and receive love in romantic relationships. According to Oprah Winfrey’s wardrobe stylist, The Five Love Languages will change your life. When I first heard “love languages” I was like, now you’re […]

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